Pedicure in Southwest Philadelphia

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Oregon Beauty’s attentive nail technicians tend to appendages through scrubs, nail-shaping sessions, warm soaks, and polishes. Paraffin skin treatments augmented with balms infuse worn surfaces with moisture. UV-cured gels slather nails with hues resilient to the scourges of daily life at the archaeological excavation site.

1901 W Oregon Ave
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Brands Used: Influence, CHI color, Jane Carter, DermaOrganic

Reservations/Appointments: Optional

Established: 1994

Staff Size: 2?10 people

Parking: Free street parking

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Q&A with Rachelle Russell, President

When and how did you first develop a passion for your work?

I first developed a passion for the beauty industry while working at my aunt's salon in 1983. I loved meeting new clients, and seeing their faces after I finished doing their hair. As a woman, getting your hair done can boost your ego, elevate your mood, and make you feel like a brand-new person. All that being said, I just love people, and I love making them feel like a million bucks.

5823 Market St.
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Jean Madeline Aveda Institute beautifies hair and bodies with a wide array of pampering services while preparing tomorrow's stylists to forge the fashion frontier. Wielding an arsenal of contemporary knowledge and organic Aveda products, these well-educated cosmetologists-in-training can sculpt over-tussled manes into timeless coiffeurs ($16) or snip a couple inches off to avoid sweeping stray candy wrappers across the floor with every step ($12). An aromatherapy wrap can relax away inner city stressors by massaging in a choice of scented oils ($35). Those whose facial planes have dulled with the sandpapering of time will enjoy the customized facial, where a torso massage is combined with a mix of products to treat specific skin types until countenances are as radiant as a cherub in a spotlight ($33). Jean Madeline Aveda Institute also offers waxing services to lay bare lips ($8), brows ($11), underarms ($20), dorsal fins, and more.

3943 Chestnut St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Thick, red, floral-print cushions top a purple bench looking down at the pedicure stations where feet luxuriate in warm, bubbling water. Nearby, a glossy spectrum of OPI and Essie polishes sit poised on white cubed shelves, ready to lay claim to newly groomed nails. While guests relax amid the modern décor at Polish Nail Salon, licensed and trained nail technicians clean and shape nails before lacquering them in glossy hues and Shellac polishes, which won't chip for up to 14 days, no matter how much the anxious person in the airplane seat next to you chews on them. The staff also gussies up faces with eyebrow shaping and eyelash extensions.

3624 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia,
PA
US

In 1993, Sonia Miller-Hill saw an opportunity. Noting the lack of trained hair and spa professionals in her community, she started Chez Sonia Hair Studio. In the 20 years since, the salon has blossomed into a bustling hub for myriad beauty services. Sonia’s stylists specialize in sew-in weaves and fusion hair extensions, but they also offer more basic services such as haircuts, shampoos, and childhood headband burials. In keeping with Sonia’s original goals, they also stay up-to-date on new trends and technology through continuing education opportunities.

1830 South St
Philadelphia,
PA
US

Complete Nail Spa takes pride from the relationships forged between its staff and clients. Each guest receives the full attention of certified master pedicurists and nail technicians as they perform hot oil manicures, peppermint pedicures, Himalayan foot soaks, and other soothing services. In addition to nail services for both men and women, the staff have also mastered skincare treatments like the caviar anti-aging facial, which targets wrinkles caused by time or the inability to figure out what Infinite Jest is about.

2045 Locust St
Philadelphia,
PA
US